Mahama Accuses Akufo-Addo Of Marauding NDC MPs
The 2020 flagbearer for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has accused the Akufo-Addo-led government of using unorthodox methods to maraud NDC legislators.
Speaking at a workshop for NDC Members of Parliament in the Volta Region on July 17, 2022, Mahama said the government has resorted to using the judiciary to hound and intimidate the minority group in Parliament into silence.
He cited the cases of the Assin North lawmaker, James Gyakye Quayson and the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam Constituency lawmaker, Cassiel Ato Forson.
“Deploying unorthodox methods on some occasions, you have held a marauding government, that has viewed itself as invincible and that treats Ghanaians with contempt, at bay and prevented them, as far as possible, from ramming very unpopular policies down the throats of our people.
“As you have done this, the Akufo-Addo administration has intensified its efforts to whittle down your numbers. It has not shied away from using bizarre judicial processes to achieve this objective. A case in point is how our MP for Assin South remains an MP yet is barred from performing his functions in Parliament.
“This has unjustifiably and inexplicably denied the people of Assin North, representation in Parliament at a time when other constituencies where legal disputes have arisen over the Parliamentary elections of 2020 have their MPs discharging their duties until the determination of the substantive matters brought against them.
“They have also sought to use malicious prosecutions against some of you as a way of intimidating you into silence and docility. These tactics have not diminished your resolve and you continue to remain resolute.”
That said, a lot is still expected from you as a Minority group in Parliament, he stated.
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini